Monthly Archives: December 2013

Complications in forming opinions


Fractured Islam beliefs can be surprising.  No single theology (monolithic) religion here. No question Syria is a totalitarian state. Yet we have a “repressive” government (Syria) mostly protecting its Christian citizens, while the rebels routinely terrorize them.  Saudi Arabia’s religion … Continue reading

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Wins in court sometimes mean nothing.


Imagine your perfectly intact church building in this condition.  No services possible, even with favorable legal rulings.  Pray for these brothers and sisters. Fr Orthohippo » 12/28/2013 15:45 INDONESIA Bogor: Yasmin Church members celebrate Christmas outdoors after Islamists seize their … Continue reading

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Christians killed in bomb attack as they leave Christmas Day service in Iraq


This is something none of us here in North America worried would happen as we left Christmas services. Our brethren in Iraq did, though. Fr. Orthohippo 25 December 2013 12:21 by Liz Dodd    More than thirty five people have been … Continue reading

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Christmas History: The Pagan Traditions


By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter December 23, 2013|10:44 am Every holiday has a past. Christmas is no different. The day now known for manger scenes, Santa Claus, and gift-giving during the peak of winter was not always celebrated in … Continue reading

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Too many details, scientific provenance, and respected history not to be Noah’s Ark


Written by Dan Eden for ViewZone I’m often amazed at our lack of knowledge about history. Ordinary people are hungry for this information, yet the organizations responsible to disseminate these facts seem to have an agenda to keep us in … Continue reading

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20 questions before you preach your Christmas Sermon.


20 Questions to Ask Before Preaching Your Christmas Sermon Photo Credit: wbeem cc Dear Pastor, Your Christmas sermon is a big deal! The eternal destination of many who will sit in your Christmas service hang in the balance. Are you … Continue reading

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VIEW OF GAY REACTION TO EX-GAY HETEROSEXUAL MARRIAGE – NO REAL SURPRISE


(Photo: Truth Wins Out) Michael Glatze married girlfriend Rebekah in October 2013 CP U.S. Testimony of Blogger Rescued From Gay Lifestyle Inspires Others Christian Counselor May Be Kicked Out After Trying to ‘Cure’ Gay Man How One Man Found a … Continue reading

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Anglican affiliation has declined 17 percent in the past seven years in New Zealand


Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia Age takes toll of Anglicans Anglican affiliation has declined 17 percent in the past seven years, according to the latest census. • Census offers few surprises • When … Continue reading

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Helpful Intercommunion, Catholic Permissions


Mandela received Communion from a Catholic priest while imprisoned on Robben Island 12 December 2013 11:59 by Christopher Lamb and Sarah Parsons Original article from Home Catholic Channel The Deacon’s Bench Nelson Mandela regularly received Communion from a Catholic priest while … Continue reading

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LEST YOU THINK ONLY YOU ARE SNOWED IN ——–


Originally Published December 13, 2013 Associated Press Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow in Jerusalem, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Early snow has surprised many … Continue reading

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